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the thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse

the gist of a specific action or situation

effectively conveying meaning, feeling, or mood

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Boswell gave a new meaning to the word biographer, that is the writer of a life, and now when a great man has had no one to write his life well, we say "He lacks a Boswell.
But some one may object that he does not know the meaning of the word 'colour;' and if he is a candid friend, and not a mere disputant, Socrates is willing to furnish him with a simpler and more philosophical definition, into which no disputed word is allowed to intrude: 'Figure is the limit of form.
It is much easier to say definitely what a word means than what an image means, since words, however they originated, have been framed in later times for the purpose of having meaning, and men have been engaged for ages in giving increased precision to the meanings of words.
She stared, taking my meaning in; but it produced in her an odd laugh.
Shelley was once a private person whose name had no more universal meaning than my own, and so were Byron and Cromwell and Shakespeare; yet now their names are facts as stubborn as the Rocky Mountains, or the National Gallery, or the circulation of the blood.
If there's no meaning in it,' said the King, `that saves a world of trouble, you know, as we needn't try to find any.
In such a case, it is the province of the courts to liquidate and fix their meaning and operation.
That we may be sure, then, not to mistake his meaning in this case, let us recur to the source from which the maxim was drawn.
My Wife as well as myself heard the words, although she did not understand their meaning, and both of us sprang forward in the direction of the sound.
Or again, by ambiguity of meaning,--as {pi alpha rho omega chi eta kappa epsilon nu / delta epsilon / pi lambda epsilon omega / nu upsilon xi}, where the word {pi lambda epsilon omega} is ambiguous.
Sir," said she, "I perfectly understand my grandfather's meaning at all times.
To sketch my meaning roughly, examples of substance are 'man' or 'the horse', of quantity, such terms as 'two cubits long' or 'three cubits long', of quality, such attributes as 'white', 'grammatical'.
Both the look and the result were noticed by Maria; and, turning a glance of rather saucy meaning on the gentleman, she said--
Well, ‘Duke, to horse,” he cried, “and I will explain to you my meaning in the allusions I made last night.
Scent of smoke in the evening, Smell of rain in the night, The hours, the days and the seasons Order their souls aright; Till I make plain the meaning Of all my thousand years Till I fill their hearts with knowledge, While I fill their eyes with tears.